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Health care enrollment extension available before tax time

 


Medicare and Medicaid announced last week that an additional special HealthCare.gov enrollment period will be available for consumers who did not have coverage in 2014 but were unaware of the tax penalty.

Under the Affordable Care Act, consumers are required to have health insurance or else pay a penalty, with the penalty increasing in 2015 to two percent of income or $325, whichever is greater. Consumers with income at 100 to 400 percent of the federal poverty level who buy coverage through the federal marketplace may be eligible for subsidies.

According to the media release, Alaskans who...



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